Learn how to make a traditional Colombian dish, vegan style! Vegan Colombian Arepas on The Healthy Voyager's Global Kitchen hosted by Carolyn Scott-Hamilton!
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Vegan Colombian Arepas Recipe
1 cup of precooked white corn flour (look for masarepa flour as it works best, if not, use masa harina)
Salt, to taste
2 tablespoons vegan butter
1 cup warm water
1/2 cup of vegan mozzarella or Monterey jack style cheese, shredded
In a bowl, mix flour and salt. Add warm water little by little, kneading as you add, until you’ve used all the water and the ingredients are well incorporated. Then add the butter and mix well until there are no lumps. When the dough has gotten to a firm, moist and somewhat weighty consistency, add in the cheese and mix well into uniform mass.
Divide the dough into small to medium balls, about golf ball size. In between your hands, flatten the ball into a flat disc about a 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick and 5 inches wide and set aside on a plate. Repeat with the remaining dough. If you prefer, you may also flatten the dough into a disc in between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and flatten with your hands.
Preheat your griddle or skillet over medium heat and grill the arepas until they are golden on both sides. Serve warm with vegan butter along with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee at breakfast. Also great in a bread basket to go with dinner.
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